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The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Ray McBride — a profile

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Ray McBride was born in Bohermore, the son of Bobby and Kathleen. He was educated in the Claddagh National School and in Saint Mary’s College. He was always very athletic and tried his hand at a number of sports. He was no good at rugby and his Gaelic football career was cut short by a broken wrist, but he was a nifty soccer player.

Sacred space

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The day after being released from my leg brace, I went to the pool in The Ardilaun where Damian and the staff minded me and the surfaces are covered in the perfect tile, secure even when wet. I moved unsteadily, the first few feet from the disabled dressing room to the steps, inched down them and slid, easily and safely, down into the water. When no-one could see me I cried, to be restored to myself again, though I could only manage one lap, grateful that in water I still felt safe. It is the element that bears you up.

Mullingar to host yoga teacher training

In Mullingar, Phoenix Yoga Studio is hosting its first Teacher Training programme beginning in March 2009. Based out of Dublin Vinyasa Flow Yoga‘s Foundation Course, it is recognised by Yoga Alliance and known as an intense transformative process. This 200-hour course offers seasoned practitioners an in-depth exploration of the primary techniques and principles of hatha yoga.


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